Somewhere in the primal wilderness near the Shadow Mountains in the year 1983, Red Miller (Academy Award-winner Nicolas Cage, in a full-throttle, adrenaline-inducing performance) has fallen deeply for the beguiling Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough, Oblivion).
“Panos Cosmatos has crafted a mind-melting genre orgy of cosmic proportions that’s ridiculously fun.” – Katherine McLaughlin, Sight and Sound
But the life he has made for himself comes suddenly and horrifyingly crashing down when a vile band of ravaging idolaters and supernatural creatures penetrate his idyllic paradise with vicious fury. A broken man, Red now lives for one thing only – to travel through hell and hunt down these maniacal villains to exact his terrible vengeance. Blood will flow in rivers. Worlds will collapse unto themselves. And a new gonzo cult classic will be born. In his deliciously over-the-top follow-up to Beyond the Black Rainbow, director Panos Cosmatos gleefully demonstrates an audacious command of tone and atmosphere, conjuring up an ethereal treat for the senses that begs to be seen on the big screen. Awash in a salacious sea of gloriously unhinged performances, carnage, colors and sounds, Mandy grinds up beloved genre tropes into a fine pulp and sculpts them into something otherworldly and altogether unforgettable. (Dir. by Panos Cosmatos, 2018, USA, 121 mins., Rated R)